What better way to start the New Year than with the lead up to the film awards season? The BAFTA nominations were announced last Friday (9th) and the Golden Globe’s took place on Sunday, it’s an exciting time for the world of film as we eagerly await the announcement of the 87th Academy Awards nominations which take place this Thursday (15th).
The British Academy Film Awards
There were plenty shocks and surprises regarding the British Academy Film Award nominations, and they certainly draw our attention to films and actors who we may not have even thought to include in the race to the OSCARS.
Paddington the marmalade loving trouble making bear shares the limelight with a dark Scottish Alien in Under My Skin, for the ‘Outstanding British Film’ category; other nominations include Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, ’71, and Pride.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, received 11 nominations for ‘Best Film’, there were only three films nominated for the ‘Best Animated Film’ category, and surprisingly none of them were ‘How to Train your dragon 2’, despite it being the highest grossing animated film of 2014!
And something else which came as a big surprise to the mainstream media was the lack of attention Mr Turner received, many expected it to get at least one Film Award.
The Golden Globes
The Golden Globes ceremony seen the Brits battle it out with the Americans for the film awards as Eddie Redmayne won ‘Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama’ for his performance in ‘The Theory of Everything’. Nominees for the category included three British actors and two American actors: Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Ruth Wilson won Best Actress in the category, ‘Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama’, the only Brit among the all American nomination list! However, ‘Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama’ went to American actor, Kevin Spacey and the ‘Best Actress and Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy went to American Actor and Actress, Gina Rodriguez and Jeff.
The Golden Globes usually give us a good indication of who will be in the running for which film awards at the OSCARS; over the past six years the BAFTA winners have also gone on to win at the OSCARS, such as, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, and The King’s Speech.Will the same be said for this years film awards? you will need to stay tuned to find out!
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